Published on Apr 4, 2016
Fierce clashes in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region have left ten more ethnic Armenians dead. Armenian officials say Azerbaijan continues shelling towns in the region. They warned that Armenian-backed forces will use combat aircraft in case of a new large-scale attack by Azeri troops. Armenia’s President Serzh Sarksyan has warned the conflict could turn into an all-out war. Earlier, three Azeri troops were killed in a separate incident. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry says Armenian forces shelled their military positions and front-line villages despite a unilateral ceasefire declared by Baku. It warned that Baku will launch an attack on the region’s capital of Stepanakert, if Armenian-backed forces continue shelling civilians near Nagorno-Karabakh. The clashes, which erupted over the weekend, are called the worst violence in the region since 1994. The disputed region, claimed by Azerbaijan, is controlled by ethnic Armenians.